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Catnap – Anodyne 2 (2013)

Genres – Techno & Minimal

The sequel to my first “pretty techno” mix, Anodyne. Drawing on a range of classic and contemporary techno and electro selections with a melodic, atmospheric feel, there are tracks from legends like The Orb, Fluke, Luke Slater, The Future Sound of London, and Orbital. There’s also a healthy dose of dubbed-out minimal techno from the Kompakt label and some vocal-driven electro from Solvent, Safety Scissors, and Dapayk & Padberg.

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Mix Stats – 132mb /// 72 min. /// 256kbps

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Catnap – Acid Techno Classics (2012)

Genres – Acid Techno

A storming mix of techno from the late 1980’s and early 90’s, including classic tracks by Slam, Underworld, Richie Hawtin, Joey Beltram, Juan Atkins, Photek, and more.

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Mix Stats – 116mb /// 63 min. /// 256kbps

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Catnap – NYC Nights Volume 3 (2011)

Genres – Electro House, Ghetto, Techno, Dance Rock, Mashups

Kicks off with some classic dance rock jams by the Black Keys and quickly gets down and dirty with sick, bass line-driven room shakers, acid techno, and growling breakbeats. A booty-shaking celebration of the post-dubstep dance landscape as filtered through the streets of Brooklyn.

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Mix Stats – 181mb /// 72 min. /// 320kbps

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Catnap – Electro Classixxx (2010)

Genres – Classic 80’s Electro Funk & Hiphop

Electro Classixxx is a non-stop megamix of 34 of the best electro jams from 1980-84, and is a great introduction to this massively influential genre.

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Mix Stats – 65min 6sec /// 149mb /// 320 kbps .mp3

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Catnap – A Fire In My Bones (2010)

Genres – Ghetto, Funk, Techno, Blues, Dance Rock

Starting with techno versions of the blues, it flows into jackin’ house and then electro from Riton, Beck, and a medley of classic Prince tunes. From there I get nasty with some ghetto house, Bmore breaks, and some straight up dance rock from folks like Blues Explosion, LCD Soundsystem, Blur, The Libertines, DJ Mujhava, and more.

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Mix Stats – 137mb /// 60 min. /// 320kbps

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Catnap – Anodyne (2010)

Genres – Detroit Techno, Electro, Techno Classics

In the same vein as the Meow Mix series but drawing from the electro and techno side of things. Like its name sake, Anodyne starts out with some intense and glitchy selections before settling into a funky groove that later unfolds into lush, dreamlike techno soundscapes.

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Mix Stats – 74 min 35 sec /// 171mb /// 192kbps .mp3

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Catnap – Meow Mix 4 (2010)

Genres – House, Latin, Funk

The fourth edition of the Meow Mix takes you to the beach! In the Meow Mix tradition, it features lots of uplifting, melodic tunes with a Latin spice and a couple classic anthems. With funky workouts by Herbie Hancock and War, Aly-Us’s unforgettable “Follow Me,” Pete Heller’s “Big Love” and a little Daft Punk.

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Mix Stats – 141mb mp3 /// 75min 36sec /// 320kbps 44khz

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Catnap – In The Valley of the Shadow of Dub (2010)

Genres – Dubstep, Reggae, Dub, Techno

Vocal dubstep and new-school dub reggae with tracks from Caspa, L-Wiz, Dr. Israel, Leftfield, Kode 9, Dubblestandart, Modselektor and more… like Lil’ Wayne and Peter Tosh. Mixed and mashed together for a beautiful and moving experience.

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Mix Stats – 81.4mb mp3 //// 59min /// 192kbps 44khz

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Catnap – Meow Mix 3 (2009)

Genres – house, deep house, techno

Here’s the third volume of my “Meow Mix” series, celebrating the sound of house music, poetry, and soul. In keeping with the “Meow Mix” theme, this one weaves house and techno together, instrumentals with vocals, classic tracks and new surprises.

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Mix Stats – 110mb mp3 //// 80min 20sec /// 192kbps 44khz

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Catnap – NYC Nights Volume 2 (2009)

Genres – electro, bass, house, dubstep, mash-up, hiphop

An intense mash-up of hiphop, indie rock, electro, house, and dubstep – 27 tracks in just 60 minutes. It features music by Cypress Hill, the Beatles, Basement Jaxx, Sinden, Justice, the Prodigy, Pharoah Monche, Diplo, Chromeo, Cassius, Rick Ross, Masta Ace, and so much more.

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Mix Stats – 114mb mp3 //// 62min 26sec /// 256kbps 44khz

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Catnap – Tropicalesque (2008)

Genres – samba, house, deep house, jazz

A joyful voyage into South American-flavored house music, blending the rhythms of the samba and the jazzy “big band” sounds with deep house grooves.

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Mix Stats – 116mb mp3 //// 63min 22sec /// 256kbps 44khz

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Catnap – November Chill (2008)

Genres – triphop, hiphop, world music, dub, lounge

My Fall mix for 2008, an eclectic blend of chillout classics from the mid-90’s to early 2000’s.

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Mix Stats – 93.5mb mp3 //// 81min 43sec /// 160kbps 44khz

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Ravetrash DJ’s – Summer Mix Collabo (2008)

Genres – electro, techno, retro, mashup, electro-house

A collaboration between the DJ’s of Ravetrash: Catnap, Shapeshifter, Phrenzy, Mowgli, Identity, and Digital Psykosis. A mix of new and old tracks, with lots of sick basslines and fun booty-shaking party anthems.

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Mix Stats – 77mb mp3 //// 65min 36sec /// 160kbps 44khz

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Catnap – Space Disco (2008)

Genres – italo-disco, synthpop, chicago house, electro, electro-house

A mix of classic house music / synthesizer disco from the late 1970s and early-mid 1980s, with two modern hits thrown in to round it out.

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Mix Stats – 111mb mp3 //// 60min 47sec /// 256kbps 44khz

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Catnap – The Meow Mix: Volume Two (2008)

Genres – deep house, house, classic techno, electro

The sequel to the Meow Mix. This one goes even deeper than the first, with a mix of classic techno and spaced out remixes. This one is dedicated to the warm summertime nights.

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Mix Stats – 133mb mp3 //// 72min 49sec /// 256kbps 44khz

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Catnap – The Meow Mix: Volume One (2008)

Genres – deep house, soulful house, afro-latin jazz, dub

A mix of my favorite tunes in the vein of deep / dubby / funky / vocal / afro-latin house. Some of these cuts are fairly old, others are more recent, but all were picked because they are favorites of mine. All of them are great ear candy and you can dance to them too.

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Mix Stats114mb mp3 //// 62min /// 256kbps 44khz

Catnap – ElektroGirls (2008)

Genres – hiphop, electro, ghetto tech, house, booty

This is a mix of recent songs from underground female rappers from around the world. I focused on artists who used dance beats and electronics to create new sounds that are rocking dancefloors from Stockholm to Brooklyn.

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Mix Stats95mb mp3 //// 52min /// 256kbps 44khz

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Catnap – Funky Do Morro (2006)

Genres – baile funk, electro, carioca

A megamix of Brazilian baile funk. I call this a “megamix” because it squashes 30 tracks into 53 minutes of nonstop baile funk madness! Most of the tracks used in this mix were found here and at least half of those tracks didn’t come with names or artists, so I can’t post a tracklist for this mix.

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Mix Stats49mb mp3 //// 53min 32sec /// 128kbps 44khz

Catnap – Favela Bembe (2005)

Genres – baile funk, electro, carioca, Baltimore bass

Mixed within 48 hours of discovering the Brazilian ghetto music called “baile funk” or “carioca”, I filled out the mix with cuts by Doug E. Fresh, Diplo, MIA, and Hollertronix.

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Mix Stats51.5mb mp3 //// 56min 16sec /// 128kbps 44khz

Catnap – A Different Kind of Love Letter (2005)

Genres – minimal techno, deep house

What I like to call “Emo Techno”; minimal techno and deep house that is by turns warm & fuzzy and then cold & lonely, usually with shy and intimate vocals.

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Mix Stats78.7mb mp3 //// 68min 50sec /// 160kbps 44khz

Catnap – NYC Nights (2004)

Genres – electro house, funky house, mash-ups

A prime-time romp through electroclash-flavored house, 80’s rock mashups, and shiny glittery discoball funky house.

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Mix Stats71.9mb mp3 //// 62min 54sec /// 160kbps 44khz

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Catnap – Rendez Vous (2004)

Genres – downtempo, trip-hop, world music, acid jazz

The mix that got me more gigs than any other, it’s a lounge mix that rests on hiphop beats and jazz samples. An effervescent tribute to Ninja Tune and other mid 90’s triphop without the stoner weirdness.

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Mix Stats61.1mb mp3 //// 66min 49sec /// 128kbps 44khz

Catnap – Wild Blue (2002)

Genres – funky house, french house, filter disco

A tribute to the filtered disco and deep house I fell in love with while living in London, it was never released until I re-discovered it several years later, complete with artwork.

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Mix Stats62mb mp3 //// 67min 46sec /// 128kbps 44khz

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Catnap – Tha Ill Funk Freaka (2000)

Genres – nu-school breaks, electro, techno, tech-house

Inspired by UK nu-school breaks as well as DJ Icey’s “Essential” dj mix, this was both my millenium release and resume to midwest club & rave promoters.

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Mix Stats118mb mp3 //// 66min 49sec /// 256kbps 44khz

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Catnap – Passive Resistance (1998)

Genres – downtempo, trip-hop, acid jazz, hiphop, dub reggae

A 2-part downtempo mix (originally meant for a 90 min tape) that brought dub, triphop, and hiphop together in an exploration of the blunted mindstate (part 1) and the sexual aftermath (part 2).

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Mix Stats161mb mp3 //// 88min 19sec /// 256kbps 44khz

Catnap – Pimp Fiction (1998)

Genres – funk, disco, soul, blues, triphop, hiphop

“Pimp Fiction” is a mash of 60’s and 70’s soul, blues, funk and disco gems to 90’s acid jazz, triphop, and rap. Recorded with my friend Zakee on a summer afternoon in 1998.

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Mix Stats165mb mp3 //// 90min 34sec /// 256kbps 44khz

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Catnap – Tha Dub Wars Pt. 1 (1997)

Genres – classic dub reggae, UK tech-dub

After discovering UK tech-dub via the “Planet Dub” comp, and then classic dub via Blood & Fire’s vinyl re-issues of King Tubby and The Scientist, I mashed up this new school vs. old school mix.

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Mix Stats126mb mp3 //// 69min 03sec /// 256kbps 44khz

Catnap – Antidote Illbient (1996)

Genres – weirdness, trip-hop, drum n’ bass, hiphop, dub reggae

My first mix, inspired by DJ Spooky’s “Necropolis” mix and DJ Shadow’s landmark, “Endtroducing”. Mixed using 2 turntables, a CD walkman, VHS deck, and AM radio.

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Mix Stats108mb mp3 //// 59min 13sec /// 256kbps 44khz

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  5. Florian says:

    Thanks for posting this. I was aronud at the time & into the most obscure stuff going, but – until now – I had never heard of this album. Listening as I type – some very interesting music!!

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